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USDA and HHS to Announce New 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans at GW Event

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2011 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will announce the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) at an event held at GW. USDA and HHS DGA policy document, is the federal government's evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity.  The policy document assists policy makers, nutrition professionals, food assistance program administrators, food industry, scientists and academics, and the nutrition-focused media with a consistent, science-based foundation for their nutrition efforts.

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are reviewed and updated every five years by USDA and HHS as mandated by law.  Consumer materials which support and reflect the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans will be released at a later date.


 Monday, January 31, 2011

10 a.m. EST

George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052

All members of the media planning to join the press conference must

RSVP here by Thursday, January 27 at 5 p.m.


This press conference will also be live-streamed at  Access to the conference as well as the press kit and other information will be available at